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The Hedgehog formation, with Black pawns on e6, d6, a6 and b6 against White's centre with pawns on e4 and c4 can arise from several different openings such as the English, Sicilian and Queen's Indian. This book examines the English Hedgehog, where White opens 1.c4 and provides both a detailed explanation of the typical motifs, plans and move-order subtleties of the Hedgehog as well as analysing the concrete possibilities open to both sides.
Using extensively annotated Grandmaster games, Russian Grandmaster Sergey Shipov shares his approach to chess and life, using his decades of experience with the Hedgehog to create an entertaining, philosophical, and highly readable work.
Published 2009, softback, 532 pages.